There is life after death; there is an age to come in which all who have not been called to salvation will be raised to new life to hear what God offers.
If hell exists, where is it? Can people leave it? Will those in hell leave hell at the time of the resurrection, or are they confined eternally to hell?
The Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man illustrates the resurrections from the dead and the Second Death. Knowing the hidden time element is key.
Most of Protestant and Catholic theology is immersed in pagan concepts of hell, reinforced by Dante's Inferno. Here is what the Bible says, without tradition.
Going to heaven is not scriptural. The soul is not immortal; it is equivalent to life. Mankind does not have a soul; he is a soul, subject to death.
Death rides a ghastly pale horse and is accompanied by Hades. The Four Horsemen picture God's judgment due to man's rejection of His way of life.
Jesus said He would be in the grave 3 days and 3 nights after His crucifixion. Given that, could the thief have been with Christ in Paradise that very day?
The Bible does not teach that hell is a place of eternal torment. Instead, God will eradicate all sin and wickedness, not punish the wicked forever.
The Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man is often held up as proof of the torments of an ever-burning hell. However, the rest of Scripture gives a clearer picture.
Saul's visit to the medium or which at En Dor is an anomaly from which several common misconceptions have arisen. Yet Scripture cannot be broken.
Oblivion, not eternal torment in hell fire, is the merciful end for the wicked. God is both good and severe, but His mercy endures forever.
Most of Christianity ignores the third resurrection, but it shows God's ultimate justice and how He will deal with incorrigibly evil people in godly love.
Jesus' sinless and faithful life qualifies Him as King of Kings, in contrast to the kings of Israel who seriously fell short God's requirements.
Since the church no longer keeps the Passover with the slaughter of a lamb, we miss important and poignant details that could enhance our observance.
Although Peter was given responsibilities of leadership, as connoted from the rock imagery or symbolism, he was not granted the post of 'vicar of Christ.'